Pandemic drives GTAR to complete back-to-school tradition

The summer’s biggest back-to-school party for kids unfortunately won’t happen this year, but secret elves worked behind the scenes to make magic happen. The coronavirus has forced many organizers of initiatives including the Greater Tulsa Realtor Association’s (GTAR) Backpacks for Kids event to rethink strategically on how to best distribute items safely to those who need it most.   Thanks to the efforts of GTAR member Shelley Carson and other realtors in the Tulsa metro area, the delivery of 438 backpacks to…

Backpacks, Big Smiles and Big Hearts

Giggles, happy tears, and smiles filled the room on August 3 at the Greater Tulsa Association of Realtors (GTAR) Backpack for Kids party where children picked up their backpacks and enjoyed free ice cream, pizza, a photo booth and more. Since 2006 GTAR has partnered with Family & Children’s Services to link children with the greatest…